- SPECIAL REPORTS
- THE MAGAZINE
The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) will present its 29th Annual Conference"No Barriers: Connected. Responsive. Prepared."at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, April 23-26, 2006.
The conference will focus on geographic information systems (GIS) and other geospatial technologies as they relate to government agencies, telecommunication organizations, pipeline companies and electric, water and gas utilities.
New in 2006, the conference will feature a job fair and a poster session. The goal of the job fair is to place GIS professionals of all levels with reputable organizations. The fair is free to job seekers who are registered for the conference. The poster session will allow geospatial professionals to exhibit their projects, and all full-conference attendees can vote for a "Best in Show" winner.
Exhibitors and presenters will cover topics like mobile and wireless technologies, network operations management, leveraging the Web, e-business, critical infrastructure protection, homeland security, interoperability and much more. Attendees can choose from nine half-day seminars that concentrate on key issues critical to successful geospatial project planning and implementation.
The technical program will feature more than 100 speakers, who will present conference papers on an expanded variety of geospatial topics to cover the complete spectrum of the industry. Additionally, attendees can browse a 100,000-square-foot product and services exhibition show floor, which will showcase the latest offerings in geospatial solutions.
The sessions, exhibit floor and seminars, along with the many networking opportunities, will make GITA's Annual Conference 29 one of the premier geospatial events of 2006.
For more information:
Full details about the conference are available at the GITA Web site, located at www.gita.org, or by contacting GITA headquarters at 303-337-0513; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: GITA, Jan. 11, 2006.